■ The Tachinid Times, Issue 20, February 2007

Jim O’Hara, editor
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0C6
Correspondence: james.ohara@canada.ca or oharaje@hotmail.com

This issue of the annual newsletter The Tachinid Times was distributed simultaneously in hardcopy and over the Internet (as a PDF document) in February 2007. It can be viewed here or downloaded as a searchable PDF file with the same pagination as in the original hardcopy edition.

Contents of Issue 20


  • Early season parasitic flies (Diptera: Tachinidae) visiting sap runs on birch trees in eastern Finland
    (by J. Pohjoismäki)
  • Preliminary notes on Tachinidae reared from Lepidoptera in the Ecuadorian Andes
    (by J.O. Stireman)
  • Artificial neural networks for insect identification
    (by J. Vaňhara, N. Muráriková, I. Malenovský and J. Havel)
  • Rearing of Nemorilla pyste (Walker) and Nilea erecta (Coquillett), parasitoids of leafrollers in Washington tree fruit
    (by N.G. Wiman and V.P. Jones)
  • A new host record for Bactromyia aurulenta (Meigen) (Diptera: Tachinidae)
    (by J. Pohjoismäki)
  • 2007 Field Meeting of the North American Dipterists Society
    (by J. O'Hara)
  • Annotated tachinid-host catalogue for the Czech Republic – Preliminary information
    (by J. Vaňhara, H.-P. Tschorsnig, P. Mückstein and V. Michalková)
  • Abstracts from the Sixth International Congress of Dipterology
    (from Abstracts Volume edited by M. Suwa)
    • Comparative morphology of “Sturmia-spots” in male tachinids – first results (Diptera: Tachinidae) (by P. Cerretti, A. Di Giulio and M. Scalici)
    • Egg placement of the tachinid fly Sturmia bella on leaves of the evergreen milkvine Marsdenia tomentosa and the feeding habit of its host butterfly Parantica sita (by N. Hirai and M. Ishii)
    • Life history parameters of the parasitoid fly Zenillia dolosa (Diptera: Tachinidae) (by G. Ho Thi Thu and S. Nakamura)
    • The role of tachinid fly complex in the population dynamics of the mulberry tiger moth (Lemyra imparilis (Butler)) in western Japan (by M. Hondô)
    • Larval behaviour of the tachinid fly, Compsilura concinnata, within the host midgut (by R. Ichiki, Y. Nakahara and S. Nakamura)
    • Host habitat and host location behavior in the tachinid fly, Exorista japonica (by Y. Kainoh, C. Tanaka, R. Ichiki, Y. Yamawaki and S. Nakamura)
    • Dipterological research by the National Centre for the Study and Conservation of Forest Biodiversity (CNBF), Verona – Bosco della Fontana (Italy) (by F. Mason, D. Avesani, M. Bardiani, D. Birtele, P. Cerretti, S. Hardersen, G. Nardi, M. Tisato and D. Whitmore)
    • Mating behaviour of the parasitoid fly: female choice for large males? (by S. Nakamura and R. Ichiki)
    • Diptera collections in Japan (by H. Shima)
    • Tachinid fauna of Fiji Islands (by H. Shima)
    • DNA barcodes reveal cryptic species in Costa Rican Belvosia (Diptera: Tachinidae) (by M.A. Smith, N.E. Woodley, D.H. Janzen, W. Hallwachs and P.D.N. Hebert)
    • Phylogeny of the tribe Exoristini based on morphological and molecular data (Diptera, Tachinidae) (by T. Tachi and H. Shima)
    • Artificial neural networks for insect identification (by J. Vaňhara, N. Muráriková, P. Fedor, I. Malenovský and J. Havel)
    • Study on the tribe Blondeliini (Diptera, Tachinidae) from China (by C.-t. Zhang, J.-y. Liu and C.-m. Chao)
    • The search for a sister group: first results on the phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of the genus Germaria (Diptera, Tachinidae) (by J. Ziegler)


  • Request for comments on Belshaw (1993)
  • Checklist of Diptera of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

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